This program for 1/28/24 is postponed to 2/4/24 at 2 p.m. due to the forecast of inclement weather.
Double Feature from the Montague Historical Society!
The Genesis of the Turners Falls Community – The post-colonial creation of Montague’s largest village.
“This 20 minute ‘crash course’ history of the Turners Falls Canal uses vintage media and music to introduce the story of the birth of a new industrial community.” — From Montaguearchive.org
The Franklin County Fair – History of the Fair and why it’s important today.
“Produced in 2021, this is a full length history of the fair and why it is still an important part of community life today. The story is told using archival movies, images and music.” –From Montaguearchive.org.
Join Chris Clawson and Ed Gregory of the Montague Historical Society for a discussion after the films. Snow date: 2/4.
In this Food, Farms, and Factories documentary series you’ll hear directly from historians and those who are a part of local food systems, agriculture, or manufacturing in our region. Sponsored by Mass Humanities, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Light refreshments. Meet in the Great Hall.
Ongoing in 2024
Throughout 2024 the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center present programs and exhibits about Food, Farms, and Factories. Building on the success of Crossroads: Change in Rural America in 2023, the conversation continues about rural life in Turners Falls and Franklin County. Supported by several local partners, including the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center, Montague Public Libraries, RiverCulture, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. Funded by Mass Humanities through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).